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In the 1930s the US, Great Britain, and the Netherlands set a course for World War II in the Pacific by conspiring against Japan. The three governments seized Japan's bank accounts in their countries that Japan used to pay for imports and cut Japan off from oil, rubber, tin, iron and other vital materials. Was Pearl Harbor, Japan's response?

Now Washington and its NATO puppets are employing the same strategy against China.

Protests in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, and Yemen arose from the people protesting against Washington's tyrannical puppet governments. However, the protests against Gaddafi, who is not a Western puppet, appear to have been organized by the CIA in the eastern part of Libya where the oil is and where China has substantial energy investments.

Eighty percent of Libya's oil reserves are believed to be in the Sirte Basin in eastern Libya now
controlled by rebels supported by Washington. As seventy percent of Libya's GDP is produced by oil, a successful partitioning of Libya would leave Gaddafi's Tripoli-based regime impoverished.

The People's Daily Online (March 23) reported that China has 50 large-scale projects in Libya. The outbreak of hostilities has halted these projects and resulted in 30,000 Chinese workers being evacuated from Libya. Chinese companies report that they expect to lose hundreds of millions of yuan.

China is relying on Africa, principally Libya, Angola, and Nigeria, for future energy needs. In response to China's economic engagement with Africa, Washington is engaging the continent militarily with the US African Command (AFRICOM) created by President George W. Bush in 2007. Forty-nine African countries agreed to participate with Washington in AFRICOM, but Gaddafi refused, thus creating a second reason for Washington to target Libya for takeover.


A third reason for targeting Libya is that Libya and Syria are the only two countries with Mediterranean sea coasts that are not
under the control or influence of Washington. Suggestively, protests also have broken out in Syria. Whatever Syrians might think of their government, after watching Iraq's fate and now Libya's it is unlikely that Syrians would set themselves up for US military intervention. Both the CIA and Mossad are known to use social networking sites to foment protests and to spread disinformation. These intelligence services are the likely conspirators that the Syrian and Libyan governments blame for the protests.

Caught off guard by protests in Tunisia and Egypt, Washington realized that protests could be used to remove Gaddafi and Assad. The humanitarian excuse for intervening in Libya is not credible considering Washington's go-ahead to the Saudi military to crush the protests in Bahrain, the home base for the US Fifth Fleet.

If Washington succeeds in overthrowing the Assad government in Syria, Russia would lose its Mediterranean naval base at the Syrian port of Tartus. Thus, Washington has much to gain if it can use the cloak of popular rebellion to eject both China and Russia from the Mediterranean. Rome's mare nostrum ("our sea") would become Washington's mare nostrum.

"Gaddafi must go," declared Obama. How long before we also hear, "Assad must go?"

The American captive press is at work demonizing both Gaddafi and Assad, an eye doctor who returned to Syria from London to head the government after his father's death.

The hypocrisy passes unremarked when Obama calls Gaddafi and Assad dictators. Since the beginning of the 21st century, the American president has been a Caesar. Based on nothing more than a Justice Department memo, George W. Bush was declared to be above US statutory law, international law, and the power of Congress as long as he was acting in his role as commander-in-chief in the "war on terror."

Caesar Obama has done Bush one step better. Caesar Obama has taken the US to war against Libya without even the pretense of asking Congress for authorization. This is an impeachable offense, but an impotent Congress is unable to protect its power. By accepting the claims of executive authority, Congress has acquiesced to Caesarism. The American people have no more control over their government than do people in countries ruled by dictators.

Washington's quest for world hegemony is driving the world toward World War III. China is no less proud than was Japan in the 1930s and is unlikely to submit to being bullied and governed by what China regards as the decadent West. Russia's resentment to its military encirclement is rising. Washington's hubris can lead to fatal miscalculation.


Original published in Trends Journal

 

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Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente's Trends Journal. He has had numerous university appointments. His book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is available here. His latest book,  How America Was Lost, has just been released and can be ordered here.

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The oligarchy is pulling the strings with the corp... by Mike Preston on Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011 at 6:51:51 PM
Why, Mr. Roberts, do you think China and Russia me... by Peter Duveen on Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011 at 7:21:14 PM
was for protecting the civilians but on hindsight... by xxx xxxx on Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011 at 1:16:10 AM
This endless propaganda that the rebels are all sh... by Mac McKinney on Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011 at 10:49:24 PM
Therefore your opinion is biased. To a certain de... by Ash E on Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 at 1:20:22 PM
Obviously my opinion is NOT biased, unless you are... by Mac McKinney on Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 at 5:04:35 PM
"I am a student of history, religion, exoteric and... by Ash E on Friday, Apr 8, 2011 at 7:27:31 AM
"I am a student of history, religion, exoteric and... by Ash E on Friday, Apr 8, 2011 at 7:49:25 AM
I did not say I "like" Libya being bombed. I have ... by Mac McKinney on Friday, Apr 8, 2011 at 7:01:54 PM
1. "civilians" when they are anti-government rebel... by Ash E on Saturday, Apr 9, 2011 at 5:47:10 AM
Gaddafi doesn't need to be demonized. As I have sa... by Mac McKinney on Saturday, Apr 9, 2011 at 11:40:18 AM
to make people like you believe that Gaddhafi is t... by Ash E on Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 1:21:27 PM
You are preaching to the choir about US crimes in ... by Mac McKinney on Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 3:21:49 PM
Please read "Suppression of Truth and Promotion of... by Ash E on Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 10:54:25 PM
Pretty hopeless to try to get through to you. When... by Mac McKinney on Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 11:03:36 PM
But for the well paid MSM propagandists any incons... by Ash E on Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 4:24:01 AM
Not any more dangerous than Hitler calling Jews ve... by Mac McKinney on Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 5:29:49 AM
but an American of European descent whose ancestor... by xxx xxxx on Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 10:21:04 AM
buy you certainly are not native American. You are... by Ash E on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 2:30:41 PM
I'm 3/8 NA. So what. I don't care what your ethnic... by Jim Arnold on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 3:41:45 PM
You want to justify the murder of millions of Nati... by Ash E on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 11:03:59 PM
You are just a walking briefcase of stereotypes ar... by Mac McKinney on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 4:49:21 PM
"I spent 33 years and four months in active milita... by Ash E on Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 2:07:10 AM
Sorry for that slip... by Ash E on Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 2:23:32 AM
So many here talk without any understanding of Lib... by BFalcon on Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 at 11:34:27 PM
because we here do not really hear any other sourc... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011 at 8:23:00 AM
Mark, thanks for sharing your insight. It does sur... by Peter Duveen on Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011 at 9:15:48 PM
Mark, thanks for sharing your insight. It does sur... by Peter Duveen on Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011 at 9:16:41 PM
Thanks for asking that Peter, I had the exact same... by Eric Nelson on Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 8:17:03 AM
along with warnings of 'blindness' on many issues ... by Ash E on Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 11:25:31 PM
Gaddafi doesn't need any demonization. He already ... by Mac McKinney on Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011 at 10:00:08 PM
... by Ned Lud on Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011 at 9:45:16 AM
Human hubris has already proven fatal to countless... by Donald on Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011 at 3:32:01 PM
So, if, in a parable, an armed serial killer break... by Mac McKinney on Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011 at 8:14:23 PM
Right, there is madness (highly psychotic evil typ... by Ned Lud on Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 at 6:56:11 AM
Operation Overlord was the operation of Allies ag... by Mark Sashine on Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 at 8:20:40 AM
That was a nice flourish of rhetoric that had much... by Mac McKinney on Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 at 11:25:53 AM
Donald was referring to the ' military operations'... by Mark Sashine on Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 at 12:04:27 PM
Our government and other governments stopped a "Gr... by Mac McKinney on Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 at 4:25:43 PM
since then, every US military campaign has been a ... by rich andrews on Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 at 3:44:04 PM
The red line on the graph represents "predatory gr... by Chantal Laurent on Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011 at 6:03:17 PM
U.S. always bad, U.S. always lie, so Kadaffy must ... by Jim Arnold on Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 at 12:25:14 AM
The involvement of France in American affairs was ... by Mark Sashine on Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 at 7:41:16 AM
Jim had it all very well said. The fact that Franc... by BFalcon on Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 at 11:29:29 PM
1, People usually distinguish between the govt act... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Apr 8, 2011 at 7:24:51 AM
The whole discussion started about the action in L... by BFalcon on Friday, Apr 8, 2011 at 11:38:37 AM
what if there were no rebels?Just same Libya as be... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Apr 8, 2011 at 11:52:14 AM
First, if there was no credible threat against civ... by BFalcon on Friday, Apr 8, 2011 at 12:22:42 PM
How about here? Starving your own people like in... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Apr 8, 2011 at 12:48:04 PM
That everything within a "sovereign" country can b... by BFalcon on Friday, Apr 8, 2011 at 1:13:31 PM
is given by Sasha Matizsak in the 'Balkan express... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Apr 8, 2011 at 3:53:55 PM
Is an unknown figure to me but seems to be a Serb.... by BFalcon on Saturday, Apr 9, 2011 at 1:00:18 AM
Gaddafi has succumbed to the disease of : "power c... by Adnan Al-Daini on Saturday, Apr 9, 2011 at 6:59:01 AM
Mark, your emotional commitment to an opposition t... by Jim Arnold on Friday, Apr 8, 2011 at 7:35:50 PM
I just viewed a video of Paul Craig Roberts being ... by Steven G. Erickson on Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 at 3:26:25 AM
Let assume Mr. Roberts is right and this is all a ... by Adnan Al-Daini on Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 at 6:26:20 AM
Dear Paul, It's not easy to run an Empire, the si... by syed mahdi on Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 at 4:34:33 PM
So efforts by people like Dr. PCR in shining ligh... by Ash E on Saturday, Apr 9, 2011 at 10:19:52 AM
Highly informed and concise. Thank you.... by GLloyd Rowsey on Friday, Apr 8, 2011 at 8:05:30 AM
Highly informed and concise. Thank you.... by GLloyd Rowsey on Friday, Apr 8, 2011 at 8:05:50 AM
I don't agree with his Caesar Obama stuff but hist... by Beverly Bentley on Saturday, Apr 9, 2011 at 2:17:47 PM
paul, keep up the good work. u are on target, qad... by Sam Hamod on Saturday, Apr 9, 2011 at 2:55:42 PM
After Clinton, Dubya and Obombthem, and you think ... by Paul Craig Roberts on Saturday, Apr 9, 2011 at 7:58:22 PM
Reagan respected the Constitution? Like when he ne... by Jim Arnold on Saturday, Apr 9, 2011 at 8:05:04 PM
he invaded Granada (a no-fly, no-walk zone. withou... by Jim Arnold on Saturday, Apr 9, 2011 at 8:08:30 PM
he armed the Contras in violation of a specific co... by Jim Arnold on Saturday, Apr 9, 2011 at 8:13:21 PM
Reagan was a first real patsy and he did not res... by Mark Sashine on Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 8:53:04 AM
agree with Mr. Sashine than to not.... by Jim Arnold on Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 12:33:49 PM
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